A model intercomparison of changes in the Atlantic thermohaline circulation in response to increasing atmospheric CO 2 concentration

  title={A model intercomparison of changes in the Atlantic thermohaline circulation in response to increasing atmospheric CO 2 concentration},
  author={Jonathan M. Gregory and Keith W. Dixon and Ronald J. Stouffer and Andrew J. Weaver and E. Driesschaert and Michael W Eby and Thierry Fichefet and Hiroyasu Hasumi and Aixue Hu and Johann H. Jungclaus and I. V. Kamenkovich and Anders Levermann and Marisa Montoya and Shuichi Murakami and Stefan Nawrath and Akinori Oka and Alexei P Sokolov and Richard B Thorpe},
[1] As part of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project, integrations with a common design have been undertaken with eleven different climate models to compare the response of the Atlantic thermohaline circulation (THC) to time-dependent climate change caused by increasing atmospheric CO2 concentration. Over 140 years, during which the CO2 concentration quadruples, the circulation strength declines gradually in all models, by between 10 and 50%. No model shows a rapid or complete collapse… CONTINUE READING
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